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Airy Wooden Home Rises Among Remnants of Former Industrial Site

Industrial-chic gone too far?

In a startling, almost post-apocalyptic case of adaptive use, a simple wooden home has been built on a former industrial site in Ghent, Belgium. Designed by local architects GAFPA, who also recently unveiled a much sleeker home inspired by Japanese minimalism, the new timber structure sits under the steel frames of a former stonemason's workshop. The project also retains the structure of the concrete outbuilding on site, creating a walled yard overlooked by the glazed upper level of the home. Conveniently, a beam of the leftover concrete structure also supports some rope swings for the clients' children.